Gucci Mane Released From Jail [VIDEO]

Shortly past midnight on Wednesday, May 12, a noticeably slimmer Gucci Mane walked out of the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, GA to a crowd of media and supporters. His release comes six months after he was sentenced to a year in prison on November 12, 2009 for violating probation in a 2005 assault case. His sentence was shortened due to time served in September 2008, following a previous probation violation in the same case.

In addition to a handful of fans who had gathered outside the county jail just before midnight, Gucci was welcomed home by his manager Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Todd Moscowitz, executive vice-president of Warner Bros. Records, who escorted the rapper out of the prison facility. Awaiting him on the outside were fellow ATL rapper Shawty Lo and frequent collaborator DJ Holiday, who orchestrated the release of Gucci’s most recent street album, The Burrprint 2HD last month.

Once out, Gucci took less than 10 minutes to read a prepared statement before being whisked away by his handlers. The statement allowed Gucci to thank fans, his legal team and label for their ongoing support and to express his regret over the events of the past few months.

“My incarceration came at a pivotal point in my career,” he read, hurriedly, “just as my first major label album was dropping. I was forced to miss what should have been one of the proudest moments of my life. This is something that I will make sure never happens again. I want to continue on a positive track and truly focus on being a role model to my fans and my community. I am looking towards the future with a newfound respect and appreciation for the law and a strong dedication to my music and my career.”

His last album, The State Vs. Radric Davis, which spawned hit singles “Wasted” and “Lemonade,” and featured appearances by Lil Wayne, Usher, Keyshia Cole and Gucci protégés OJ Da Juiceman and Waka Flocka Flame, remains just shy of RIAA-certified gold status, with approximately 353,000 copies sold.

Gucci Mane’s statement also briefly hinted at the controversy which has surrounded his career since his incarceration, due to perceived wrong-doing by his former management and booking team. The complaints raised by several promoters against Johnnie Cabbell of Hitt Afta Hitt Entertainment and Debra Antney of Mizay Entertainment most recently resulted in the filing of two lawsuits surrounding canceled Gucci Mane shows, one in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and the other in Lakeland, Florida. Gucci issued a statement last week announcing his formal separation from both Hitt Afta Hitt and Mizay and his decision to “[take] control of all of [his] business properties and keeping the focus on [his] career, music and artists.” He echoed that sentiment upon his release.

“Apparently a lot has happened while I was away,” he said. “I’m back to address these things. The rap game is in need of substance right now, and I’m here to address these things. I can’t wait to show the world why I feel that now that I’m free, ironically, I’m the most wanted man in Georgia. I’m hungry for success and ready to compete. I set out five years ago, to be the No. 1 rapper in hip-hop. Today, that journey continues with an even sharper focus. I challenge all artists to put out the best music they ever made this summer. I won’t accept nothing less than victory, but I still want worthy opponents.”

With So Icey Entertainment now dissolved, Gucci is currently readying the summer 2010 release of his new project The Appeal on his Asylum/Warner Bros Records-affiliated imprint 1017 Brick Squad Records. The label will also offer new projects by Wacka Flocka Flame and the group Brick Squad, which consists of OJ, Flocka and Gucci. —Tai Saint Louis

  • blogger

    wow!! gucci thinks he is best thing behind d mic?? “worthy opponents”?? smh

    • KENFOLK [*.*}

      GUCCI MANE STOP SNITCHIN !! 6 MONTHS GET OFF THE BUTTER !!
      KEEPI IT REAL AND QUIT DROPPIN DIMES !!

  • israel

    THE NUMBER 1 WACK RAPPER IS BACK FROM THE SOUTH!!!! ILL GIVE HIM THE END OF THE WEEK HE WILL BE BACK IN JAIL!!!!

    • King Don GUnit

      Dear God,

      We will give you that wack rapper Gucci Mane in return for Tupac & Biggie…if you think this isn’t a fair trade we will throw in Justin Beiber, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears

      Thanks,
      A Hip Hop fan who wants real rap back

      • theif’s theme

        i second that hommie …we wont hip hop back!

      • Anonymous

        YO KING DON THAT IS FUNNY AS HELL!! LOL

      • http://xxlmag.com Est.1987

        Snap out of it music gone change this is what the people fuckin wit right nah if you want pac and biggie go buy pac and biggie you know much love to the fallen soldiers but hey man gotta move on shit…..Is Gucci hot right now? Is a pigs feet pork….hell yeah

  • Lloyd Sprayweather

    jeezy & tip > gucci & shawty lo

  • HAHAHAHA

    Did he really say “the rap game is in need of substance” like he has some? Hahahahahahahahahahaha! JUNKIE

  • mayo

    BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
    lol he doin like plies tryna put out as much music as possible while he still hot But i fucks wit gucci he aint the best rapper but he say some funny and real shit

    Jayz the hottest rapper alive dat is a lie GUUCCCIII

  • LOSTANGEL

    Put him back in there dumb ma’fucker ruin’s the rap game. in fact put wokka cocker fucker in there with him.. watch em pickin up the soap

    • redz

      Lol. Im wit u on that one cuz.

  • HU

    So Gucci can read? This dude needs to flop for the benefit of the human race.

  • Howdy

    The Champ is home, the Champ is home!!! Oh yeahhhh, he’s coming for bodies this time out. All the pussy cats out there get ready to be beaten and pilaged. Gucci fans are expecting BIG THINGS out of you PIMPIN! Be smart this time out and do your community service and quit doing them d-rugs. Just Party, Party, Party, because you can get wasted instead broham. Where’s the sluts at?

  • El Tico Loco

    “I won’t accept nothing less than victory, but I still want worthy opponents.”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Aww shit! he just came home and called Eli Porter out! Whoa!

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  • yoprince

    damn, shawty lo is what, five feet?

  • Anonymous

    If ya’ll bitches want real hip hop. Either make it or buy it.. Jump off that man nuts cause he doin better in his life then you in yours. FUCK NIGGAS

  • Anonymous

    Welcome home Big Gucci time to take back your rightful spot as king of the streets.

    I swear these haters on here are so fucking lame,if you don’t understand,like,or you just hate the man why you always gotta comment anytime something about him is posted on the internet.Damn you pussies are so fucking square, in the hood Gucci is the shit thats all niggas bump around here and its been like that for a few years now.

    1017 Bricksquad&Young Money runs shit hate it or love it. Welcome home Gucci Free Weezy

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Fuck this coon ass nigga!!

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Fuck this coon ass nigga!!

  • DJ Postman

    I’m surprised he could read.

  • http://xxlmag.com EST.1987

    If the man eatin shit let em eat who cares about him goin to jail shit thats apart of the street life me being from the south (savannah ga.) i fuck wit nas.jay,kiss poose niggaz like that but if we doin our thing right now move over haters let us eat shit we rock timbs down here so yall up north niggaz deal wit it

  • http://xxlmag.com EST.1987

    If the man eatin shit let em eat who cares about him goin to jail shit thats apart of the street life me being from the south (savannah ga.) i fuck wit nas.jay,kiss poose niggaz like that but if we doin our thing right now move over haters let us eat shit we rock timbs down here so yall up north niggaz deal wit it get yo money jam yo music

  • http://phirebrand.com Phireman

    Yall need to stop hating on GUCCI

    If you think his material is garbage
    fell free to take his spot (what or wherever that maybe)……See yall at the top

    Buuuuurrrr,

  • Anonymous

    Gucci def didnt write that

  • DJ SYK

    OF COURSE HE DIDNT WRITE IT. IT DIDNT SAY GUCCI LIKE 30 TIMES AND BURRRRR 100 TIMES. WAK ASS GIMIC. HE SHOULD DO R&B MUSIC CAUSE YOU WILL NEVER BE THE NUMBER 1 RAPPER ALIVE. LUPE FIASCO’S LASERS IS GONNA BE THE BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR. HE IS THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE PERIOD. GUCCI IS TIED WITH WAKA FLACKA DUMBASS FOR THE WORST RAPPER ALIVE. BEING FROM THE STREETS ISNT AN EXCUSE TO GO TO JAIL. YOUR JUST MAKING SOCIETY STUPIDER THAN WHAT IT IS ALREADY. ILL TAKE HIS SPOT AND TALK ABOUT SOMETHING REAL BUT THEN YOUR STUPID ASS WONT UNDERSTAND SO I WOULD HAVE TO TALK ABOUT GIRLS AND MONEY FOR YOUR UNINTELLIGENT ASS.

    • THE TRUTH

      You AIN’T GOT SHIT TO TALK ABOUT!SEEMS LIKE YOU FOCUS ON KEEPING YA HEAD UP YOUR ASS AND DON’T KNOW A THING ABOUT MUSIC TALKING ABOUT SOME DAMN LUPE HE GONE BE LIKE CHINGY AND DAMN YUNG BURG!

  • http://yahoo.com Vice Grips

    @Dj SYK: shut yo hatin azz up..Wtf you doing ? aw yea hating on Gucci because he fina shine again and pick up where he left off at. He famous for reason. You hatin azz niggaz be killing me….But anyways my nigga Guch jus tochndown & fina cause hell, he gon make these hating ass niggaz kill themselves. Salute me or shoot me…Eastside Bitch!

  • El Tico Loco

    Is all smoke and mirrors, dude never had shine just luck, kinda like rap Forest Gump. If pointing out that dude can’t rap is hating then I’m pledging hata phi hata nigga.

  • polo

    Gucci Is Da Best Thang Smokin Fuck You Haters Yall Better Watch Yall Baby Mamas

  • Megalopolis

    Gucci is the number 1 rapper

  • AV

    Gucci is the shit, he’s been the shit since so icey. his new one is the shit. i think so and about 10 other folks i know say the same.

  • guccilove

    whyy peoplee be hatin on othaa people, he’s gucci, he’s known, &&nd who are yall?? a nobody and will always be a nobody!! nobody cares about your opinion, jus cus he rap like he dnt have sense dnt mean he aint write dhat etha, dhat nigga gotta be intelligent to say some of dha shit he be sayin!! damn, get off a nigga nuts and let him do him!!

  • DJ SYK

    @ VICE GRIPPS WTF AM I DOING CANT YOU READ THE NAME OR YOUR JUST LIKE GUCCI A RETARDED DUMBASS THAT TALKS ABOUT POINTLESS SHIT. BUT I DONT SPIN THAT WAK ASS GUICCI AND WAYNE I KEEP IT STRAIGHT HIP HOP NOT THAT WAK ASS RADIO RAP. HE FAMOUS JUST LIKE SOULJA BOI. THEY BOTH SUCK AND YET YOU THINK THEY BOTH ARE THE SHIT. WHY DONT YOU GO TO LISTEN TO UR WAK ASS RAP CAUSE IT AINT HIP HOP AT ALL. HES BEEN DOING HIM AND HE STILL SUCKS WHEN “APPARENTLY” HES PUT OUT HIS BEST SHIT. DRAKE SHITS ON THIS DUDE COME ON HAHA. ASHER ROTH EATS THIS DUDE. E-40 KNOCKS HIM OUT COME ON. JUST CAUSE YOU GOT A MIC MONEY AND CARS DONT MEAN YOU THE SHIT. AND HES NEVER BEEN THE SHIT. HES BEEN ONE OF THE REASONS WHY HIP HOP IS DEAD. STOP LICKING HIS NUTS AND ACTUALLY READ HIS LYRICS DUMBASSES

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  • http://yahoo Vice grips

    @ Dj syk: Fuck outta here, Nobody wanna hear you preaching dat “real hip hop shit” you sound like a nigga grandpa talking dat dumb shit… Smfh id even kno how E-40 irrelevant ass came to yo mind Gucci way hotter than all those niggaz you just name except drake Even Drake said he fuck wit gucci on youtube so im guessing he dnt knw what “real hip-hop” is to huh? yo point is?? Its called real recognize real..You the type of Lame ass wanna b Dj dat play Kurtis blow and Krs one at a party , ” Do the humpty dump” playing ass nigga. Since when did hip-hop artists had 2 be lyricist, type of shit is dat ??? I listen to real niggaz..Gucci, jeezy boosie, & Yo gotti..You’ll be the first nigga on dick asking “can I host ur mixtape ?” nigga go & “TRY” to spin a record off brand azz nigga, while my nigga Gooch live in the tv for these next couple months… Eastside Bitch

  • THE TRUTH

    YES FINALLY ONE OF HIP HOPS BEST IS BACK NOW WE WAITING ON WEEZY THEY SAY HE SMUGGLE DAMN MP3 PLAYERS INSIDE AND SHIT THEY DON’T KEEP A RADIO ON DECK FOR A NIGGA LIKE WHY A NIGGA CAN’T LISTEN TO MUSIC THAT WAS A DUMB ASS RULE WHEN HE GET OUT HE PROBABLY SKIP THE WEED AND START PUTTING SPEAKERS ON EVERYTHING DAMN MP3 JUMPSUITS AND SHIT LOL I HEARD IN SOME PRISONS THE THROW NIGGAS IN THE HOLE FOR PLAYING WITH THEM SELVES IN PUBLIC BUT MP3′S WOW DAMN NY YOU WOULD THINK THEM NIGGAS BE WALKING AROUND THE YARD WITH A DAMN BOMB BOX AND SHIT

  • Theebaddest

    i love love love gucci but although i listen 2 him, i won’t lie 2 myself and say he’s the best rapper in the game. he’s not. he’s clearly entertaining 2 me and that’s why i like him. I think ppl try not 2 like him so much bc he doesn’t rhyme like Hov or other phenomenal MC’s…it’s ok 2 like a coon artist lol…as long as your attitude doesn’t reflect the lyrics u listen 2. Glad my nigga Gucci is out though, hope he stays out 4 good this time. #burr!!!

    • Karma

      yeahh yue riqhe who doesn’t lovee qucci ???

  • Takesia’

    mkayee nahh yall needa qrow thee hell up nd quit tryna play him. he is ndeed the best rappea him all of so icey nd lil boosie free him nxt :) buh qive it up he’s hot yall lame asz hateas or so kalld fans !!!!!!!!!!! lovee yhu qucci nd i will b at the nxt show nd party.

  • Anonymous

    Yall niggas a trip if u aint got shit gud to say shut da fuck up and kill ya self. Mane i hate when i have to address da pussy nigas

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